Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another cable bag

The last black cable  bag I made was to long it would have looked better with only three cables so iam making another one with only three cables I have a great lining fabric and a clasp around here somewhere. It is time to make another cabled bag though I think the next one will be starcrossed  cables I think.
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Re: Merry christmas

Here is the baby one I made for lela it came out real cute. I only used size 11 cuz I forget to bring the smaller needles
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raena graham wrote:

Merry Christmas,
That is great I am so glad that everything worked out well... I bet she will get lots of comlimants on the bag...LOL... I hope she keeps you busy with repeat business and new clients. Thats a good idea

On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Toni Smith <> wrote:

Merry christmas
Everything came out great daninelle said the bag was long but it was ok she was going to rock it! Amelia loved her vest and she was cool with the machine knitted ones she was like we now know what the machine can do.she is cool as a fan I don't know her from a can of paint but we talk like we known each other all our lives I amy make a vest for the vannah contest they are addictive I am making lela a pink one.
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Be Blessed

Monday, December 21, 2009


I am contract knitting. I have made 1 vest already and I stared a second. The first is made out of peruvia quick. Very nice and so the second is cascade 220 but it is worsted so I was on my own the pattern we came up with it was going to be too small and she wants a total of three vest by this wednesday yes 12/23. So I made a swatch to get 30 " I need 156 needles but I only have 111 on my bond so I have to split it. I am on the tailend of the first 12" section have the 18" and the last 12" to go then I need to do it again and sew it together mettress stitch of course. I tried mock rib but it did not look right.

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Pre happiness

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I got a pre for christmas! I am so psyched! It is very similar to my centro so not much change. I am contract knitting so that money will go towards accessories! Well after a pandora bracelet. I need all who reads this to pray that I have enough yarn to comple my vest on the machine. And that I have a suitable yarn in the house somewhere to make a baby vest. Signing out from the pre!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cabled Clutch by request

The black bag is 17" wide and 7" tall. The grey bag is 14" wide and 6" tall. The black bag is made with size 15 needles and thick and quick yarn. The grey bag is made with size 15 needles and recycled wool.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


the pic is of the bag someone wants to pay me to make can you believe it? she wants a black ruths cable bag. I am working hard to get it to her by sat morning I forgot I put pockets in the bag lining so the lining will be black and the pockets will be the colorful fabric. Only on row 4 and I already want my own in mustard yellow.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

My work in action

Imade this for mekhi and when it was to small we handed it down still looking good

Friday, November 27, 2009

Getting his sleep on

he is knocked out I know when we get to the room he will be wide awake

Sunday, November 22, 2009


that was not a bad movie. Tyler Oprah and the director did a good job as if they need my approval. I didi not work out today huritng to bad from yesterday. i don't think raking leaves and level one of the 30 day shred go together. I will get back on the stick tomorrow. Lord willing.

Mommy daughter berets

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Level 1 day 8

man my chest hurts. I mean really bad . I was told that just means I was doing it right. Why was I not doing right before. Anyway workout done one more day to go.


I made another one l did not have any interfacing I like them with interfacing.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Level 1 day 7

not bad really did not want to workout but I was done before I knew it. Two more days on level 1.

Baby starcrossed beret

the pattern is working up wonderfully! not to far from the finish line. Working makes me too tired to knit in to the night like I am used to. So this hat is slow going. I am ready to start the everyway wrap but the 9's are busy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Level 1 day 5

way better than yesterday less shaky now made through all of circut 2 and 3 with no breaks decided not to do jump ropes instead do walking in place as fast as I can. so far so good.

Half wig accessories

I made a headband. Go me! It was not hard at all and I can't sew all that great. Can't wait to make another one!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Level 1 day 4

still hard did not meet goal took about two breaks in circut 1 try again tomorrow arms are still shaking.

It might be me

but my 2nd beret is going much faster than the first Ithink it is the needles the sts get stuck on the plastic needles.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

T/J Project 4

today was better. Arms still shaking took about two breaks but later in circut 1 than before. Circut 1 is the hardest for me for me it get better after circut one my goal is no breaks during circut 1. when I first got this dvd I could not make it through the warm up. Baby steps.

Monday, November 16, 2009

T/J Day 3

today was hard my arms are shaking I hate those side lunges I did all of the last set of cardio so I guess I am getting better . Glad I did it.

I know I know

I know I did not workout sat or sun my excuse was going to be sabbath but since i did not work out on sun i could not say that. Tell the truth lazy. But I weighed in even though i was not supposed to until wednesday cause that is when i started but I lost 2 lbs I am 174! now it will probably come back . I got to thnking that 20 mins was not going to be ebough you are supposed to work out for an hour but it seems to be working. I will work out today. i was playing with the kids and i didisome pretty good butt kicks just cannot dothem for a long as she wants to. I have 8 more days on level one then onto level two. Since I took that two day break I am probably back to square one. But I have nothing but time so hey let's use it. and I started another slouchy beret i am using 9's for the whole thing hopefully it is smaller to fit lelas head. i wore mine this moring mind you I just made it last night she was like let me wear it. Girl bye!

Slouchy beret

my beret is done I need to block about to do it now. Great pattern I want to do it again. One without flaws.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My baby

I wanted it cut tired of doing three heads did not know it would hurt like this.

Star crossed beret

I started and now I am almost finished it is not that great but it is ok for a first time. Not even finished but I already want another one.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tj day 2

I am hurting I thought this was supposed to get easier?
Iabout to not exercise I am still taking breaks I hope it was a few less than yester day I almost did not make it through one part but I am proud of myself for actually doing the jump rope but really happy that I exercised today thank you lord.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Toni/Jillian project

I am taking the 30 Day shred challenge today is day is day one I made it through with several brakes. Then I ruined my twenty minutes by eating three cookies I turned down newvo (sp) to end up eating cookies anyway. Well get back up. Tomorrow is day two. 1 day down 29 to go. oh starting weight 176. I keep eating like this there won't be much change. Pray for me. Thanks for listening.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fingerless mitts cowl sets

doing my best to christmas knit i have two sets down. the brown pair of mitts came out too big for me I like my mitts snug even thought they will probably stretch out later. That puts me at a crossroads. should i make them big or make them snug and let them stretch out? I casted on 39 for the brown ones and feel they are too big. so i cut back to 32 sts and I love them. I tplan to make a black pair and a cream and black pair who all is getting these Tack and maybe Lela's teacher. Lela wants a set I want a set. the mitt pattern came from Bond Buzz 17 and the cowl is just the bond hat pattern with a few less rows and ribbing at the top.

Friday, November 06, 2009

First paid gig

I made some babyshower invitations for a coworker . They came out great. She told me to go get some lunch. It is only up from here.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Eggnog fudge

it came out too soft my husband says it a bit too sweet but I like it it taste like a cup of eggnog now to fing an eggnog pound cake no no a chocolate egg nog pound cake hey if I exchange the white chocolate for regular chocolate maybe chocolate eggnog fudge now pumpkin fudge ok off to google it. Next time I will stir it for ten minutes don't use the candy thermometer.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New direction

I am going in a new direction really in the direction I always go in I am making a bag hopefully a backpack now although I really don't see anyone rocking backpacks but something says it is still going to be cute.

Re start

Iam going to restart I had so many mistakes it was not funny so I will keep you posted.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Starcrossed cowl

I am trying to do knitted items for christmas so am making tack cowls they seem easier than berets I was supposed to do two at a time but it did not work so well I tried it with worsted and size 9 and it came out too small. So now I am at 15 with 2 strands of worsted. So far so good.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Homecoming 09

Livingstone's homecoming was the second week in October and I am just now posting pics. Jill and Ki were there too but did not get to get a pic with them. we had a great time as usual. Theme was flirt. I was as flirty as could be with it being fall not sure if it was going to be hot or cold. And it was Hot on Sat! we shut down both parties. Did not lay it down til 5 both nights i was tired Sat that when Alexis went and got her feet done I went to sleep. And when i got home sun i gave the children to my husband and slept for the rest of the day.


Lela and Mekhi had a good time. I forgot to take some shots of Mekhi at the door. He is walking now and so since he can stand on his on I should have snapped some. But lela is wearing the same outfit as last year i thought i would put a twist on it with my half wig from homecoming. She got a better haul than last year. Lela's outfit was multifunctional she wore it friday as Wog from the witch who was afraid of witches. That is probably not a halloween outfit Mekhi has on but it worked and they had a great time.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another square

this is loser I only used one strand of yarn instead of two. It is cute quicker than double my idea for this one is a faux straw bag. Make these squares out of khaki some straw colored yarn . Odd this square is 5.5 double strand is 6? I was already thinking clutch .

Houndstooth square

not sure if I posted this already or not but last night I did attempt a hounds tooth square. I start getting confused so I stopped. I need go back to the drawing board or ravelry one. I will get it because I am creative.


I made three but the checkered one is not right so I will stick to the solids

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I have 1 complete 6 in square! I do have to block it there are some mess ups but not bad for my first square.


it is almost complete Ijust need to bind off. Next block will be checker board that way I can do do bags make as many cream solid black solid and cream and balck mixed as I can I did it without the hook still want the hook though

Look at me

look at me I am a weaving. I went to saff and saw the prettiest woven shawls now this is on a way smaller scale and I am trying to make a bag . I need to get the correct hook and it may go faster but I am just excited!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have turned my ttd designs site into a web site I think i just added some tabs. Right now the tabs are too big but i left my hard drive a work so i can't change it til i get back to work. I had to use a code generator and i could not find the blog design I used so i could extract the butterflies and use those for tabs instead all those kinks can be worked out. Crafting, watching qvc the other night jessica simpson she had these over the bidy bags but now I dont like over the body bags but they are a hppy medium between clutches oversized totes and those who want handles on the bag. Plus I can make themon the machine my thought is i can make them with crochet nylon that way they wont fuzz! I love it when a plan comes together. Need to add a twitter and facebook page link to my ttd design blog.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Key chains

I wanted to have these for the open house but ran out of time they came out great got the template at martha stewart

Monday, October 05, 2009

half wig

homecoming is this weekend and I am ready i was going to put a track in my hair to get that look neffe has but I was watching you tube (I have a problem I will watch you tube all night) and I saw half wigs and I was like oh yeah so that is where that came from. I had to put on some makeup too see all this comes from you tube I am going to have my own channel next.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cabling on the machine

I used the cable pattern from the bond buzz I really liked it. The cable pattern is subtle . And with help from from the online MK group I did the ribbing with KP 2 and the body with KP 2.5 and they came out great.

Mittens again

I made some more the first one fit but the hat did not so I gave it away so I wanted to make another I made a cable set but in haste made it too short so these are newborn mittens which is not bad because I have two newborn gifts to make. The hat is on the machine right now.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Machine knit haul

got the word haul from you tube make haul anyway Ifinally bought some mk supplies I got the seed stitcher now I can make my anuck for lela. Two prong transfer tools so I can easily make cables I want to make mekhi a cable cardi coat really a jacket claw weights always needed those made socks without them this should make it much easier. Latchhook cause I lost my other one watch it turn up now.


Ithought that I was going to make these for me made a swatch and everything. But I did change the pattern a bit any how they came out lela size I need to sew them up.

Yeah right

I thought I was going to have the baby a new hat set by time I went to sleep but the hat is too small and too short I thought that 70 sts was going to be too big but no well back to the drawing board. It did feel good to mk again

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This is going to be cute

this is going to be cute 24 squares to go. See the movement in the pictures the order was killing the baby he had to swipe the squares and mess them up.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


first when i looked at this i did not know they were separate pieces. I laughed wondering how does she get into this sweater. Silly me. However this seems pretty simple to make on the the bond so I am going to give it a go. Here are my Thoughts. cast on the length and knit the width. This could be another ttd creation! No fairisle though maybe later even cabled!
Danielle Hood
One Size
Approximately 32” around at lower edge x 19½” long
Whatever to get you this size just make sure you swatch.
Cast on 19 ½ “knit 32” sew side seam. This is knit straight without the ribbing on the top or bottom or without the fairisle.
You could knit 1” ribbing then you would knit 1 inch convert to 2 x1 rib knit 30 inch straight knit 1 convert to 2x1 rib.

Monday, September 14, 2009

28 down 28 to go

now to begin the other 28 but my arm is hurting so I need to take a break. Even though my plan b worked out and I am still working on plan a I ran out of yarn while on vacation but I still want to complete sweet pea and theodora and put it in my shop.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

fiasco to fabulous

i think i have out done myself. i love the bows she has two older brothers so this was perfect it does not have her name but it represents all of the children. weaving in those ends was killer and it could be better. the ducks are not bad seeing that it was a knit chart. i will work on her name blanket while i am on vacation. next time put a skirt and pants on the ducks.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Twice as big

see how it came out way bigger than the green one Iam going to give two ducks bow ties and one duck a hair bow to represent khloe and her two brothers. So my soror won't be empty handed come sunday cuz I only have 3 rows of the khloe blanket done and I am going out of town tomorrow.

Ttd designs some more

I messed up the actual stickers that went on here so with the help of photoshop and spray mount I improvised and made these labels